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Topic: Hospitality

Four Seasons Launches Global Review

Hotelier spends about $40 million in media annually

The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is reviewing the global creative assignment that TBWA has handled for the past two years, sources said. The Toronto-based luxury hotel chain spends an estimated…

Check Out Airbnb's New Logo That Has the Internet Talking

Goes for aspirational feel

Airbnb, which facilitates brief home rentals in 190 countries, has unveiled a new logo and site redesign this afternoon as the brand wants to achieve more of a global appeal. To…

Oracle Buys Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion

Latest in a long string of acquisitions

Oracle is purchasing Micros Systems for $5.3 billion as part of a bigger push into retail and hospitality marketing. Oracle’s acquisition comes out to $68 a share, making it one…

Hooters Ups Mobile Game With Stronger Data Focus

Restaurant brand delves into app and digital realms

Hooters is kicking off a mobile loyalty program today in Atlanta that it plans to take national in the coming months. The initial offer includes a complimentary appetizer for patrons that…

Ad of the Day: Airbnb Builds Birdhouse Versions of 50 of Its Most Intriguing Listings

Pereira & O'Dell gets crafty

It's the allure of Airbnb, but also its biggest stumbling block—its rental listings are not impersonal hotel rooms but actual people's homes. Some travelers embrace this, knowing they'll experience a…

Hyatt Hotels Combines Facebook With Snail Mail

Chain tests utility-minded Postagram app

Hyatt House is testing a Facebook-enhanced system called Postagram that prints postcards. Through Aug. 15, the hotelier is encouraging guests to personalize up to two complimentary postcards via a Facebook app…

Local Commercial for Australian Youth Hostel Is Explosively Crazy

Would you stay at 790 on George?

How common are American used-car dealership ads in Australia? Because this ad for a backpackers' hostel in Sydney called 790 on George has that structure down to a T. I…

Hotel Commercial With Egghead Family Is Completely Cracked

Here's your disturbing ad of the day from DiscountHotels.com (and ad agency Stately Mansion), a potent reminder that egg people should not engage in martial arts. The connection to the…

Love! Valor! Consumerism! New York Tourism's in Love With Same-Sex Marriage

Latch on to the news of the day and—voila!—an ad campaign appears. W Hotels, nimble in its marketing and liberal in its thinking, just launched a "Right to Unite" package…

Vegas.com tries SportsCenter-lite office ads

Vegas.com has put together a less-funny version of the ESPN SportsCenter ads, with a new campaign that shows Sin City entertainers working at the hospitality Web site's offices. According to…

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